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Louisiana Gears Up for Economic Development
According to the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) office, Louisiana's economy will be expected to perform really well in the coming years. LED recently released a document that states...more



A Brief Look on Workforce Funding
The Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP releases a brief look on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled "Multiple Employment and Training Programs: Providing...more

Social Entrepreneur Shares Lessons on Youth Employment Crisis in South Africa
Founder of Young Africa (YA), Ashoka Fellow and social entrepreneur, Dorien Beurskens, who was sanctioned as part of the Future Forward initiative, together with The MasterCard Foundation, shares her...more

ACA SHOP Exchange Development in Six States
Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP) exchanges, as included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are designed to present government assistance and affordable coverage opportunities to small...more

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...more

Government Benefits worth the Hard Work
Since President Obama's proposal to increase minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 by 2015, some states and cities have already lifted their employee salaries above the current minimum wage....more

Grants Focus on Better Information from Community Colleges
The Center for Law and Social Policy reports that the latest iteration of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants will require state applicants to develop on online...more

Small Business School Training Helps Chicago Entrepreneurs
LISC Chicago has been assisting long-term local partner The Resurrection Project launch its Entrepreneurship Training Program, a comprehensive series of weekly workshops teaching everything from...more

Stimulating Opportunity: Subsidized Employment Helps Long-Term Unemployed Get Back into the Workforce
A new report presented by the Economic Mobility Corporation, Stimulating Opportunity, shows the role subsidized employment programs can play in integrating long-term unemployed workers back into the...more






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Three Philanthropic Families Ensure Legacy of Super Bowl

Three Philanthropic Families Ensure Legacy of Super Bowl
The Tisch, Johnson and Mara families have announced $3 million in donations to the NY/NJ Snowflake...



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